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Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

more mergers  convenience—they will, theoretically, create more powerful revenues players in the retail industry with their respective $55 and $30 billion (USD). Points of distribution and renowned proprietary home and apparel brands will be expanded and significant opportunities for improved scale and operating efficiencies will surely emerge. In the short term, by combining supply chains and aggregating their purchasing powers by, for example, consolidating shipments or leveraging volume deals with carriers, Sears Read More...
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Madness? Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
One of the riskiest moves company stakeholders can make is to acquire and merge with another company or to divest themselves of company assets. Despite the best

more mergers  Company research suggests that more mergers fail because of inadequacies in the integration process than because of a fundamental flaw in the concept. Without a flexible and adaptable IT environment, it can be extremely difficult to merge systems, processes, and assets. In a wellorganized merger, this challenge is addressed in the premerger assessment phase, so that the adequate IT environment is in place at the postmerger integration. Bridging the Gaps By integrating existing applications and creating Read More...
10 Reasons You Should Care about Software Mergers & Acquisitions
Like it or not, the enterprise software industry shifts constantly as vendors merge or acquire one another. But how does it affect you? Here are ten reasons.

more mergers  find that you have more leverage than you thought. After all, the vendor's competitor is negotiating from a position of perceived stability, if not strength. back to the doom and gloom... 7) Changes and delays in the product development roadmap The roadmap that one company plans for its future product development takes into account many of the requirements of its user base. When the company merges with another or is acquired, its product roadmap may change in ways that you didn't expect. However some Read More...
What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not

more mergers  firm needs to see more of the big picture, use some creative strategies and objective analysis, and incorporate customers (in other words, make profit!). Read More...
Will Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 1
The old adage “he who lives by the sword will die by the sword” might have been best witnessed in the life and demise of erstwhile public software company Click

more mergers  Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 1 The old adage “he who lives by the sword will die by the sword” might have been best witnessed in the life and demise of erstwhile public software company Click Commerce  based in Chicago, Illinois (US). With its roots in the partner relationship management (PRM) or demand channel (chain) management (DCM ) space, the company had first gobbled up a number of struggling PRM/DCM peers in the early 2000s. These mergers coincided with a time Read More...
Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures
Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution

more mergers  Erosion: More Causes and Cures Data Quality and a Cure The CIO of a midsized company tells us that a symptom of application erosion is the decline in the quality of the data in the system. That decline can be measured in terms of its latency, the time between the physical action (shipping a product) and the time that the database reflects that action. In a real-time system, the latency is zero. In good implementations, the latency is minimal, measured in minutes or maybe hours. As erosion sets Read More...
Eedo Knowledgeware Helps Lufthansa Go the Extra Miles & More
Lufthansa, one of the world’s leading airlines, wanted to improve the way it trained its Miles & More loyalty program customer service staff. Traditionally

more mergers  the Extra Miles & More Lufthansa, one of the world’s leading airlines, wanted to improve the way it trained its Miles & More loyalty program customer service staff. Traditionally, training was a five-day, classroom-based workshop, but the company now wanted more flexibility in its training approach. By moving to a blended learning content management system (LCMS), Lufthansa experienced a 65 percent savings on course development costs. Read More...
CRM Analytics Brings More Profitability
Targeting your best customers and personalizing your relationship with them, implies an in-depth understanding of their behavior.

more mergers  Analytics Brings More Profitability Business Process Automation Requires a Well-established Strategy. Targeting your best customers and personalizing your relationship with them, implies an in-depth understanding of their behavior. Today, analytical tools combined with existing CRM technologies open the door to improved customer knowledge and help designing the right target marketing activities. This may be missing puzzle piece that would help you reach the expected ROI on those major CRM investments. Read More...
Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider
What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve

more mergers  Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider The obvious interaction between business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) in the business realm has not been that natively embraced by software providers in their offerings (for more analysis, read TEC ’s blog post ). Some exceptions are Pegasystems (including Chordiant , read here ), Consona CRM (including former Onyx , SupportSoft , and KNOVA , read here ), and KANA Software (read here ). To be fair, Microsoft Dynamics Read More...
Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile?
While the race for the pole position in the still evolving, moving-target PLM market started several years ago, it has been quite accelerated by Agile Software

more mergers  Made the PLM Market More Agile? Event Summary While the race for the pole position in the still evolving, moving-target product lifecycle management (PLM) market started several years ago, two notable players have recently decided to leapfrog the competition by joining complementary forces. Namely, early in August, Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a San Jose, CA-based provider of PLM solutions with historical strength in the high-tech and electronics industries, announced it has entered into a Read More...
Why Would Anyone Need More Than 50 IP Addresses?
A major “issue” (a/k/a bug) has been uncovered in Windows 2000 Server. A consulting firm has found that administrators cannot add more than 51 IP addresses

more mergers  Would Anyone Need More Than 50 IP Addresses? Why Would Anyone Need More Than 50 IP Addresses? R. Krause - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary (03/31/00, 10:23 a.m. ET) The first major bug in Windows 2000 Server has been reported. This bug deals with the ability of an administrator to add IP address to servers configured as domain controllers. The bug, as reproduced by Computer Reseller News, limits the number of IP addresses an administrator can add to approximately 50. Without a remedy, this bug can create Read More...
How to Achieve More in the Current Economic Climate
The question constantly being asked by Microsoft® customers is, “How can Microsoft® help our company save money?” Customers want an integrated, adaptable

more mergers  to Achieve More in the Current Economic Climate The question constantly being asked by Microsoft® customers is, “How can Microsoft® help our company save money?” Customers want an integrated, adaptable business management solution that works well with, and is similar to, familiar Microsoft® software. Find out about the solutions Microsoft® believes are the best for helping its customers save money, to gain a competitive advantage and fuel business productivity. Read More...
How to Squeeze More Efficiency Out of Your Infrastructure
The Linux operating system is free and stable, delivers solid performance, and often has good vendor support. These advantages have allowed it to garner 60

more mergers  to Squeeze More Efficiency Out of Your Infrastructure The Linux operating system is free and stable, delivers solid performance, and often has good vendor support. These advantages have allowed it to garner 60 percent of the Web server market, making it popular among Web hosts as well. Yet despite the obvious advantages, Linux is not fully optimized for Web hosts because it was never designed specifically to address the unique requirements for this market. Find out more. Read More...
Plex Systems Goes Mobile (and More) at PowerPlex 2014
Plex Systems’ Plex Manufacturing Cloud offering has long had mobile capabilities on ruggedized devices on the shop floor. Most recently, though, at its

more mergers  Systems Goes Mobile (and More) at PowerPlex 2014 Plex Systems ’ Plex Manufacturing Cloud offering has long had mobile capabilities on ruggedized devices on the shop floor. Most recently, though, at its PowerPlex 2014 conference, the vendor announced new mobile business intelligence (BI) capabilities , enabling manufacturing professionals to access and share role-based enterprise and plant-level analytic dashboards from virtually any mobile device.   Delivered in 2013 and available on iOS and Android de Read More...

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